Louisiana Reports Volume 108

Louisiana Reports Volume 108

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...of the other pair, and is connected between the two pairs from one side of the track to the other, the whole forming a figure something like the letter "H." with a pair of wheels. upon an axle, between each of the open ends. That part of the frame which extends across and holds the sides together consists of two pieces of iron called "transoms" (or sometimes called "channel bars"), 'B58 probably 10 or '12 inches broad, set up edgewise at a distance of, perhaps, a foot apart, which, being parallel to each other, form what may be called a bottomless channel or trough, extending from one track to the other between the front pair of wheels and the pair in the rear. the upper edges of the transoms being higher than the axles; so that, in the ahsr-nee of other device, the body of the car would rest upon the transoms, but. as the entire frame is practically in one piece, and rigid, it is obvious that such an arrangement would produce the same effect as though the body of the car rested upon the axles themselves. To obviate this, and to provide ease of motion for both the body of the car and the trucks, there is in this trough in "bolster," consisting of a plank. upon either en-l of which rests a spiral spring with a piece of timber on top of them, the whole being suspended in the trough by means of two slings. each of which consists of two iron straps and two iron pins, called "hanger pins." the top pin running through the upper ends of the straps, and ordinarily resting in raised sockets on the edges of the transoms, and the bottom pins running through the lower ends of the straps and affording the necessary support for the bolster. There may be some other supports for the...show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 9781236906977